A view from the top

Wilson, Keith
December 2005
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Dec2005, Vol. 77 Issue 12, p93
This article provides tips on the aerial photography of landscapes and natural scenes. It is necessary to use a vibration-reduction or image-stabilisng lenses to counter any movement or vibration when shooting from a helicopter. It is also advisable to use pocket-sized accessories with small magnetic compass. This will enable the photographer to determine the direction of sunrise and sunset which must be considered in checking a photographer's position while airborne. Changing memory cards, batteries and films while airborne must be strictly provided. INSETS: Dos and don'ts of aerial photography;Equipment: Compasses, cameras, lenses.


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